Tehran aims to host the UNWTO Global Summit on Urban Tourism in 2021

Published on : Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Representatives from Tehran Municipality put forward the proposal to host the UNWTO Global Summit on Urban Tourism in 2021 to the UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili on the sidelines of the 40th FITUR tourism trade fair, which was held from January 22 to 26 in Madrid, Spain.

 

The municipality aims to hold the summit at the Abbasabad Lands, which is located in a large north-central neighborhood of the metropolis.

 

Last September, the UNWTO picked Abbasabad Lands Rehabilitation Company as one of its new affiliate members from Iran. The designation was made during the 23rd UNWTO General Assembly held in St. Petersburg, Russia.

 

The UNWTO Global Summit on Urban Tourism aims to focus on how developing smart cities can contribute towards addressing complex urban challenges faced today by many destinations globally.

 

The summit involves workshops and master classes on topics like current trends in the meetings industry, how to be a successful destination for meetings and how to organize sustainable meetings.

 

Tehran seeks to grab a bigger share in the tourism market, being home to many historical travel destinations and museums and also a gateway to many others particularly natural ones.

 

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